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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, March 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, March 18, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, March 19, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, March 19, 11:15 am: Bat Mitzvah of Anabel Sollinger. Send a Chai greeting card to wish Anabel mazel tov on her bar mitzvah!
  • Sunday, March 20, 9:30 am: Religious School Purim Celebration
  • Wednesday, March 23, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, March 24, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Sisterhood Chai, Sunday March 13

Welcome to our New TBC Member Family

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest TBC member family
Ms. Staci Feldman and her son Aaron, of Redding

Become a TBC Trustee or Committee Member

Please contact David Sklar, TBC's Governance Chair, if you are able to be more involved in TBC as a Trustee at Large or by serving on a committee.  Step up and support TBC with your time and talents!

Wilton 's Newest Family has Successfully Arrived
From Peggy Zamore:  "Everything went very well with the JFK pick-up of our refugee family even including the flight arriving slightly early.  The house was all lit up like a Currier and Ives photo when we pulled up to take them into their new home, and the whole family seemed very pleased and happy notwithstanding how tired they must have been!

"The young widow mother is everything we expected - and more -- and she and the children should be the poster children for refugee resettlement.  They are so appreciative of everything that has been done.     
"As it was, even after such a long series of plane trips, the children held it all together and their mother maintained her poise and a gentle calm that speaks of such strength and determination yet also of great peace and the ability to handle well whatever happens.  Our strong sense is that we have the best family we could imagine to work with and help to succeed in their new homeland and that they in turn, like so many immigrants before them in America's history, have so much to offer our nation.  Thank you for all you have done to make this possible, and now the work continues to help them create a self-sustainable life here in America."

Please contact Peggy or Don if you can help! See also the 3/13 Wilton Bulletin article on this initiative! 
Please Bring in Candy for Israeli Soldiers' Shallach Manot bags

"Hi! I'm the Israeli emissary, Shaked Nisani. I have come to Temple B'nai Chaim to teach the kids about Israel.   In Israel, we have a tradition of sending Mishloach Manot (a big bag of treats) to Israeli IDF soldiers. I will have a booth at the Purim Carnival  on Sunday, March 20th , and at the booth the kids will make cards to send to Israeli soldiers. 
"We would like each student to bring treats (wrapped American candy) for the Israeli soldiers for the Mishloach Manot bags.   We will be collecting the candy  from Sunday, March 6th through Sunday, March 20th.  Thank you!!"
Upcoming Purim Events!

 Sunday, March 20, 9:30-11:30 am - Religious School Purim   Celebration!

Purim Spiel with Pop Song Lip Syncing! Purim Carnival!  Adult help needed for both events!  Contact Rabbi Bearman for spiel, Jennifer Haynos for carnival. 

  Friday, March 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
Abbreviated Shabbat Service -
Come ready for Purim! Costumes, masks and crowns are encouraged!

Megillah Reading. Volunteers will bring parts of the Megillat Esther
to life! TBC members will lend their voices, accents (both real and temporary), and musical talents to our retelling of Queen Esther's story!

 Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11:00 am - Torah Study: The Book of Esther

Grab a mimosa and pull up a seat as we discuss the craziest parts of the Book of Esther!
TBC's Lower East Side Trip, Sunday April 10!

Join TBC's Our Crowd for a day on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to explore Jewish immigration, history, and deli! The itinerary will include a tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, and lunch at Katz Deli. More information here! Questions? Email Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com or call at (203) 240-6408
College Ahead - An Evening for Parents and Teens - Tuesday March 22  

The highly anticipated annual program for the community, co-sponsored by the Stamford Jewish Community Center, featuring prominent college admissions deans as a panel exploring the essential issues all high school strudents and their parents need to know as they begin the process. Moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, Jewish Family Service College Consultant, the program will take place at no cost at the Stamford JCC.  More information here
Escape from a Family of Hate: Conversion via Social Media, March 28
Join Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut for an incredible evening with Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper. A rare behind-the-scenes look at two young women's journey from being on the front lines of the Westboro Baptist Church's hate-filled protests against the Jews, the LGBT community, members of the military and others, to escaping the Church and becoming allies against hate.  More information here.

All proceeds to benefit ADL Connecticut at the  Westport Country Playhouse.  Monday, March 28 at 7 pm. 
Salam Neighbor, 2015 Documentary, April 7
Salam Neighbor is a film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.

There will be a screening of Salam Neighbor on Thursday, April 7th at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society with a discussion of the Syrian refugee crisis following the screening moderated by Amy Fallas-Kerr, the producer and interviewer for the film crew.  View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SxPSZVD9o
Connect with National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

Don't miss these exciting opportunities to connect with the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)!  Please contact Rabbi Bearman ( RabbiBearman@templebnaichaim.org) if you have any questions and/or would like to request financial assistance to attend one of these wonderful programs!
B'nai Mitzvah Project Profile

Students preparing for their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs are encouraged to complete a project profile so that information about their project can be posted on the TBC website. (Click here to view the project proflie form).

Please note that before you complete this form, you must submit your mitzvah project proposal to Rabbi Bearman. For examples of TBC profiles that have been posted, see the TBC Mitzvah Projects Page.

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Yahrzeits, March 18 -March 24, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!

  Christopher Vaughan Friday 3/18/2016 stepfather of Lorien Saumier
  Sheldon Romaner Monday 3/21/2016 father of Michele Bender
  William Sampson Tuesday 3/22/2016 grandfather of Micki Sampson Averick
  Jerry Schlesinger Tuesday 3/22/2016 father of Lynn Schlesinger
  Lillian Tondow Weber Tuesday 3/22/2016 mother of Donald Weber
  Fritzi Radcliffe Wednesday 3/23/2016 aunt of Peter Czuczka
  Sam Yurman Thursday 3/24/2016 father of Steve Yurman